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February 2017


* Please note the change of dates for Ellsworth and Waldoboro counties from the January Newsletter.

Ellsworth (Date Change)

Waldoboro (Date Change)


Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Hancock County Extension Office, 63 Boggy Brook Road, Ellsworth, Maine

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Knox-Lincoln County Extension Office, 377 Manktown Road, Waldoboro, Maine

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017

Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Location: University of Maine – Machias, Science Bldg, Room 102, O’Brien Avenue, Machias, Maine



All others



1:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

World Blueberry Production Numbers: Today/Tomorrow,  David Yarborough, University of Maine


1:20 p.m.

6:20 p.m.

Whole-Farm Revenue Protection Crop Insurance Program,  Erin Roche, University of Maine


1:40 p.m.

6:40 p.m.

Pollination and Pest Insect Management Strategies for Reduced Inputs,  Frank Drummond, University of Maine


2:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Disease Management Strategies for Reduced Inputs, Seanna Annis, University of Maine


2:20 p.m.

7:20 p.m.



2:40 p.m.

7:40 p.m.

Weed and Fertilizer Management Strategies for Reduced Inputs, David Yarborough, University of Maine


3:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m.

BPC Update, Staff, Board of Pesticides Control


4:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m.



Two re-certification credits available for licensed pesticide applicators!


 Calibration Workshop Notice

Cooperative Extension will be holding a calibration workshop on March 29, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (with a rain date on the March 30th) by the Hope Elementary School, 367 Buzzell Hill Road (Route 235) in Hope, Maine. 

We will review and demonstrate the calibration of both a tractor mounted boom and air blast sprayer.  Contact the Knox/Lincoln County Extension Office, if you have questions on inclement weather at 832-0343.  Certified pesticide applicators will receive two credits for attending the workshop.

Resources to Navigate Drought Successfully Available from Extension

As a farmer, gardener or landowner, there are steps and management practices you can implement to reduce or eliminate threats caused by water shortages and damaging weather events. This collection of resources ( has been gathered for you to successfully navigate the impacts caused by drought.


David E. Yarborough
Extension Blueberry Specialist

Wild blueberry fact sheets, past newsletters, contacts, resource links, calendar of events, and more can be found at the wild blueberry website:

Information in this publication is provided purely for educational purposes. No responsibility is assumed for any problems associated with the use of products or services mentioned. No endorsement of products or companies is intended, nor is criticism of unnamed products or companies implied.

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